Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's Op-Ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer on the importance of civic education.
The attached letter was written on behalf of social studies educators in Hawaii to the HI DOE. Educators in Hawaii alerted the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) that they were considerin reducing the number of social studies credits for high school graduation from four to three credits. We urged them not do so. --> read more »
2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. NCSS has collected resources from its journals Social Education, Social Studies and the Young Learner, and Middle Level Learning that teachers can use when preparing to teach about 9-11 and acknowledge the upcoming anniversary. Also listed are several additional online resources. --> read more »
The Nation’s Report Card: Geography 2010, Grades 4, 8, and 12 --> read more »
Listen to Sue Blanchette's interview on WCBS radio NY. Sue's term as president begins July 1, 2011.
1. Click the link below and login to NCSS Connected.
2. Download the MP3 of the interview and play on your computer's media player (itunes, quicktime, etc.)
Please join the National Assessment Governing Board on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 11 a.m. EDT for a live webinar to release the results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) U.S. History 2010, Grades, 4, 8, and 12. --> read more »
View the latest issue of The Social Studies Professional online today!
ASCD Express is looking for short, 600 to 1,000-word essays on the theme "Why Social Studies Matters." They welcome articles that show how schools and classrooms are giving social studies its rightful place in well-rounded education. Guidelines for submissions are http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/Themes/Write-for-ASCD-Express.aspx. Please send in your submissions by May 2, 2011.